More Than 60% of Organizations Not Prepared to Solve Next-Gen Application Challenges

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New research from Exinda and Aberdeen finds best-in-class results can only be achieved through improved performance practices.

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IT managers from companies around the world are struggling with network and application performance issues as new technologies and high-bandwidth applications continue to consume network resources at an alarming rate, new research from Exinda and Aberdeen Group shows. More than 60 percent of businesses cannot control recreational traffic or segment traffic based on application type, meaning non-strategic applications are getting the same level of priority as those that are strategic to the business, the research finds.

The research -- Solving Next-Generation Application Challenges: How the Best in Class Succeed ( – incorporated responses from IT executives and managers at enterprises around the world and found that:

  •     Only 34% of organizations can control network bandwidth usage based on application type
  •     Only 37% of organizations currently have the ability to control recreational traffic
  •     Only 43% of organizations have implemented the capability to optimize and prioritize real-time performance for applications

“Many businesses are seeing tremendous growth of cloud and virtualization technologies and high-bandwidth applications, but can only be reactive to performance issues that occur as a result,” said Brendan Reid, vice president of product marketing at Exinda (, a leader in WAN optimization and Network Control solutions. “Traditional approaches to dealing with network performance issues -- increasing network capacity, automating performance monitoring and outsourcing strategic IT functions – are not effective in solving these issues. Without implementing solutions that give them visibility into their traffic and the ability to control performance, network managers cannot drive best-in-class results, assure application SLAs, and deliver high user satisfaction.”

According to the research, gathered as part of Aberdeen’s Control Video, Social, and Recreational Applications and Don’t Let Them Control Your Network report (, best-in-class organizations see increased application reliability and higher user satisfaction, often up to three times better than the industry average. To create a best-in-class network experience, organizations can implement improved performance practices, including:

  •     Controlling performance at the application level by using technologies that offer application-level bandwidth control
  •     Managing bandwidth by putting tools in place that manage the bandwidth impact of applications and remedy performance issues that do occur.
  •     Understanding user application needs by doing the analysis necessary to ensure that networks can handle increasing traffic loads
  •     Achieving fast-acting performance relief by implementing real-time performance solutions that make it possible to address application performance issues as they happen.

For more information, view the infographic ( from Aberdeen and Exinda.

About Exinda
Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN optimization and Network Control solutions. Exinda enables organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN optimization and Network Control that intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 2,500 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit

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